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Using Alfaxan® Multidose

Induction Dose Recommendations

Dogs and Cats

Administer one quarter of the calculated dose every fifteen seconds, until the patient can be intubated.  Premedication may result in significant dose requirement reduction.

Cat Induction Dose

Un-Premedicated Premedicated
5 mg/kg 5 mg/kg
0.5 mL/kg 0.5 mL/kg

Dog Induction Dose

Un-Premedicated Premedicated
3 mg/kg 2 mg/kg
0.3 mL/kg 0.2 mL/kg
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Take a minute

At induction, IV injection speed should result in the total dose, if required, being administered over a period of 60 seconds.

Take a minute

At induction, IV injection speed should result in the total dose, if required, being administered over a period of 60 seconds.

Pet Rabbits

Rabbit Induction Dose

Recommended dose: 2mg/kg*

* This is lower than the labelled (SPC) premedicated dose for Alfaxan® Multidose and the dose may be further reduced if alpha-2 agonists or acepromazine have been administered.

Preoxygenation is essential

Administer one quarter of the calculated dose every 20-25 seconds flushing the intravenous cannula after each increment. Continue until stage III anaesthesia has been achieved.

Resources for Pet Rabbits.

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Maximum Dog dose
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Maintenance

Maintenance doses of Alfaxan® Multidose in dogs and cats can be given as supplemental boluses or by constant rate infusion. Administration rates should be manipulated to provide an adequate plane of anaesthesia for the procedure being performed.

Cat Maintenance Dose

Un-Premedicated Premedicated
Dose for constant rate infusion
10 - 11 mg/kg/hour 7 - 8 mg/kg/hour
0.16 - 0.18 mg/kg/min 0.11 - 0.13 mg/kg/min
0.016 - 0.018 mL/kg/min 0.011 - 0.013 mL/kg/min
Bolus dose for each 10 minutes maintenance
1.6 - 1.8 mg/kg 1.1 - 1.3 mg/kg
0.16 - 0.18 mL/kg 0.11 - 0.13 mL/kg

Dog Maintenance Dose

Un-Premedicated Premedicated
Dose for constant rate infusion
8 - 9 mg/kg/hour 6 - 7 mg/kg/hour
0.13 - 0.15 mg/kg/min 0.10 - 0.12 mg/kg/min
0.013 - 0.015 mL/kg/min 0.010 - 0.012 mL/kg/min
Bolus dose for each 10 minutes maintenance
1.3 - 1.5 mg/kg 1.0 - 1.2 mg/kg
0.13 - 0.15 mL/kg 0.10 - 0.12 mL/kg

Resources

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